Day 1: Camp Arrival and Welcome

Today was the first day of camp, and it was a success! All the kids made the trip to Alto Caballero safe and sound – a big relief. We started out with an introduction of the facilitators and some games, and got to know everyone. The “Shame Monster” made an appearance and showed how we lose confidence by listening to the voice inside our head that makes us embarrassed to try something new. All the participants wrote down things their shame monster tells them and locked them away in the “jail,” so they wouldn’t have to worry about it during the week. A review competition of disease prevention information they had learned before the camp showed that they are really on top of things – smart kids. Andrea and Katy shared in Spanish (they’re learning quick!) with everyone about why theater and story telling is important to them. At the end of the day everyone was sent home with their host families around the community. For many of us the day started at 4am, so now we’re getting rested up for another day tomorrow!

-Benja

 

 Amber talks to everyone about the mean 'Shame Monster'!

Amber talks to everyone about the mean 'Shame Monster'!